100,000 rapid COVID-19 tests have arrived, being distributed to provinces
Bought 7.9 million ID Now tests from Abbott Diagnostics that can produce results on the spot in under 15 minutes.
COVID-19 further delaying some overdue military procurements
More than 100 military procurements were already listed as delayed before the pandemic hit.
Navy enters new era by welcoming long awaited Arctic warship into fleet
HMCS Harry DeWolf was welcomed in a ceremony at Canadian Forces Base Halifax on July 31, five years after Irving Shipbuilding first started cutting steel
Feds keep lid on company names, dollar amounts in some COVID-19 contracts
The latest figures provided by the government also show that about two-fifths of the total contracts awarded as of July 16 have gone to domestic suppliers
Quebec shipyard late on delivering icebreakers after pushing feds on purchase
Ottawa agreed to purchase the three used civilian icebreakers at a total cost of at least $827 million from Chantier Davie in August 2018
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Feds order supplies for two doses of COVID-19 vaccine when it’s ready
Syringes are in place but bids for the other supplies opened last week and will be accepted until the end of July.
H-Source, Relevium partner to develop global supply of PPE
Platform centralizes procurement of medical surgical supplies for hospitals, governments and businesses.
Biden proposes $700B-plus `Buy American’ campaign
Proposes tightening current Buy American laws easily circumvented by government agencies.
Military spending needed more now than ever: top defence official
Fears the Trudeau government will lean heavily on the $29-billion defence budget to help get spending back under control after COVID-19.
Canada invests another $70M in F-35 development
No commitment to buy but staying in the program has advantages: partners get a purchasing discount.
McMaster Innovation Park rolling out digital procurement
The bids&tenders platform is expected to modernize the research centre’s procurement effort.
Armoured vehicle market to jump to $21.97B: Allied
The boost in the market is due to militarization of law enforcement agencies and surge in demand for bulletproof vehicles.
Federal efforts to award contracts to Indigenous businesses hit snags
Promised to redirect at least 5% of contracts to Indigenous-led businesses.
Premiers to celebrate USMCA, beat back protectionism in Washington
Trump kicking the tires on a Buy American move that would pull the US out of a $1.7-trillion procurement agreement with WTO members.